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#1 shadowman

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 02:58 PM

Greetings all,

 

I already own an M1928A1 & M1 Thompson, and I've been thinking about adding an

"original" Colt model for a few years.

 

As most are aware, there seem to be way more of these for sale on the open market

than there were even just a few years ago, and at (generally) less expensive prices.  One

reason for this appears to be a lot of former police guns that have recently been sold to

collectors/dealers.

 

So anyway, seems to be more of a "buyer's market" right now and possibly a good time

to pick one up; thus my post.  A few more details about what I'd like to find...

 

- Original 1921A or 1921AC configuration preferred (given I already own a 1928 WW2 model)

 

- Condition/Price - I don't have a strict "hard" limit, although let me be clear I'm not looking

for a $100K gun... and probably, under $50K in this market (based on numerous offerings

I've seen).   E.g.,, even Reuben has a 1921AC not moving at ~$31K:     https://dealernfa.com/shop/7244-1921/

 

- I already own the Tom Davis guide (among other Thompson reference books)

 

OK, that's all I can think of for now.

 

Thanks in advance for everyone's suggestions,

 

"SM"

 

 

 


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#2 gijive

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 09:11 AM

shadowman,

 

I sent you a Private Message.


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#3 giantpanda4

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 10:55 AM

PM sent....


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Posted 03 November 2019 - 04:10 PM

Might I suggest...............

 

http://www.machinegu...showtopic=23886


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#5 shadowman

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 12:22 AM

Thanks to all who have contacted me thus far-- I've answered all the PM's sent to me

at present.

 

The "Golden Gun" (link above) is interesting, and no doubt a nice gun for the price; but for

now, I think I'm looking for something with the more traditional / original finish.

 

SM


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#6 michaelkih

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 11:52 PM

Good luck.  They really are something to own!

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#7 shadowman

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 11:55 AM

I'm still in the market for for a Colt 1921 Thompson...  would be interested in opinions on the following gun:

 

http://www.sturmgewe...c-1921-sn-5697/

 

Refinished, but looks like it could make a good "shooter" Colt, and IMO the price

seems fair enough for this market.

 

Other suggestions?

 

Thanks,

SM


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#8 Colt Chopper

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 12:32 PM

Stay away. It was in a fire, the wood was completely destroyed. Lot more to the story. There are previous threads regarding this firearm. This is only my opinion, but I would not invest my money in this Colt.
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Posted 21 May 2020 - 12:45 PM

http://www.machinegu...l=&fromsearch=1
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#10 shadowman

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 02:30 PM

Thanks for the info-- hadn't seen that thread before.

 

Given the gun's pedigree, I'll probably just keep looking for now.

 

Thanks,

SM

 


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Posted 31 May 2020 - 03:12 PM

I'm still in the market for for a Colt 1921 Thompson...  would be interested in opinions on the following gun:

 

http://www.sturmgewe...c-1921-sn-5697/

 

Refinished, but looks like it could make a good "shooter" Colt, and IMO the price

seems fair enough for this market.

 

Other suggestions?

 

Thanks,

SM

I actually shot Colt 21AC #5697 at the Buffalo Rock Shooter's Club in the spring of 1974. Put a few 20rd sticks through it. From what I understand, the gun was partially burned and water damaged from the fire. The wood was gone and the metal surfaces rusted. It was subsequently restored by a shop Southwest of Chicago. They also had another Colt Thompson, which I recall being a 21/28 Overstamp.


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Posted 01 June 2020 - 09:07 AM

I don't profess to know the actual value of this Buffalo Rock Thompson submachine gun. However, why would someone pay $32,500 for a Colt's that has been in a documented large explosion and fire (with many other Class 3 guns), refinished and without the original wood.  While not pictured in the advertisement, the butt plate and slide assembly on NO 5697 are from WWII. I have a good idea why this Thompson does not have the original wood. Any guesses? Would anyone reasonably expect this Thompson to appreciate in value in the future. 


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